This Sunday is Palm Sunday. This coming Sunday will be the fourth Sunday since we implemented and adhered to social distancing protocols and the third Sunday that we've not gathered at all in our building.
Traditionally, we've celebrated Communion on Palm Sunday...and this year is no different. The United Church of Canada recognizes that Communion can and should be celebrated remotely during extraordinary circumstances. I think you'll agree that these days certainly qualify as such.
I'll be picking up some Welch's grape juice, and lucky us, Lynne Current has offered to drop a loaf of her homemade bread off on our porch here at home.
You are invited to join in with the beverage and bread-like foodstuff of your choice.
We also thought we would include a bulletin (click on the blue button below) with this message so you can follow along. And, since it's Palm Sunday, you may wish to cut out, and colour a bright green palm branch for yourselves to wave during the Call to Worship.
Here is the link to our YouTube channel. We go "live" at 10:20 and will begin the service at 10:30. 📷
Also! Please send us pictures of yourself and your family! We miss your smiling faces. One suggestion: Take a pic of you watching the service...we'll share them next week. Sorry, but you may still have to do your hair for church 📷
Be Gentle with Yourselves and Each Other,
Rothwell United Church
A small intimate chapel for quiet meditation. The Rothwell prayer group normally meets in the Chapel on Sunday mornings.
We invite you to email your prayer request to: Prayers@rchurch.ca
TAKE TIME OUT FOR 7 THINGS
• Take time out to dream— it hitches the soul to the stars.
• Take time out to read—it is the fountain of knowledge
• Take time out to play—it is the secret of youth
• Take time out to laugh—it is the singing that helps life's load.
• Take time out to love—it is the one sacrament of life
•Take time out to dream—it hitches the soul to the stars.
• Take time out to pray—it helps bring Christ near, and washes the dust of earth from our eyes.
In light of the current COVID-19 situation Rothwell wants to encourage residents to follow and access correct and official sources.
For our region, the most direct source for up-to-date and accurate information is Ottawa Public Health. They have access to the most up-to-date information, and share that information with other organisations and community partners.
Ottawa Public Health is providing frequent updates for residents to follow and share. Click on the blue button to reach Ottawa Public Health.
Website: (click on blue box or website link: https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/index.aspx
Ottawa Public Health Links:
• Twitter: @ottawahealth
• Facebook.com facebook.com/ottawahealth
The Ontario Ministry of Health and Health Canada are also providing Ontarians and Canadians with updates as to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Covid-19 has led to the cancellation of our in-person services, but we are still meeting online with YouTube Live every Sunday at 10:20 am and we begin the service at 10:30 am.
Come join us! Don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe!
April 5 — Palm Sunday—Online 2020 04 04 Service
April 10 — Good Friday Service—to be online ?
April 12 — Easter Sunday—Online 2020 04 11 Service
Check out this great video and others put together by Rothwell United, McKay United Church, Queensway United Church, Orleans United Church, Carleton Memorial United Church and St. Andrew's United Church. Click on the link for more info/videos.
Our Rothwell United Church Facebook is the place to go during the week for updates, laughs and just a good time! We, at Rothwell, really appreciate that Rev Mike likes to get creative. He could be on his guitar and leading us in songs or calling up friends that have moved to be near family.! Click on the link below. For sure if will be a good time!
We are a community-based church focused on helping to make the world a better, happier place. Some of the activities that we are passionate about include: volunteering with the Interchurch Refugee Group, Gloucester Emergency Food Bank and Pastoral Care for shut-ins. and monthly communion services at the Beacon Heights Seniors Residence. Generosity, compassion and gratitude come together and create a meaningful faith community.
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